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…WordPress has been upgraded?


Last night I took the plunge and upgraded to WordPress 2.5, and so far, everything has been working as expected.

The install took about 5 minutes (not accounting for the back-up time) and went without a hitch. All of my plug-ins seem to be chugging along fine, and I haven’t noticed any drastic changes to the front of the scenes look of the site.

Behind the scenes is where most of WP 2.5’s changes occurred though, so I guess that’s to be expected. The whole interface was revamped, and changes include:

  • Multi-file uploading
  • One-click plugin upgrades
  • Built-in galleries
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Salted passwords and cookie encryption
  • Media library
  • A WYSIWYG that doesn’t mess with your code
  • Concurrent post editing protection
  • Full-screen writing
  • Search that covers posts and pages

Let me know if you see anything go wonky in the next few days, but if you’re looking to make the switch/upgrade to WordPress 2.5, I give it two thumbs up.

[Via: WordPress Blog]

…iPowerWeb is having a sale?

iPowerWeb, the hosting company that has been using for almost a year now, is having what they say is their biggest sale ever. For just $4.95 per month, you get all of the fancy features that usually cost $7.95 per month, which works out to be almost a 40% discount. If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog or website of your own, now’s the time to do it if you want to save a little green along the way.

I’ve actually used iPowerWeb for more than two years with various sites that I have run, and I’ve always been happy with their service. They give you a generous amount of space and bandwidth, and their customer support is top notch. If you have any problems, you can be in touch with a real person in a matter of minutes at no extra charge. I definitely give iPowerWeb two of DYH’s thumbs up.